Changsha Overview

Chinese Name: 长沙 English IPA: Chang Sha Location: East Hunan Population (city): 7,918,100(2017) Language: Changsha Dialect Zip code: 410000 Tel code: 0731 Time zone: UTC+8

Changsha is one of the first batch national historical and cultural cities. After three thousand years of unchanged city name and city site, it has the title of “Hometown of Qu(Qu Yuan-Chinese Poet during the Warring States period) and Jia(Jia Yi-Chinese writer, poet and politician of the Western Han Dynasty)” and “Famous City in Chu and Han Dynasties”. There are historical relics such as Mawangdui Han Tombs in Changsha, Four Sheep Statue, Bamboo Slips of Kingdom Wu, Yuelu Academy in Changsha. Changsha is one of the sources of the Modernization Movement at the end of Qing Dynasty and the democratic revolution of the old type and one of the birthplaces of new democracy.


  • One of Eight Famous Chinese Cuisines-Hunan Cuisine: When come to Changsha, it is necessary to taste the Hunan Cuisine.
  • Colorful Ethnic Culture: It is multiethnic, with Miao, Dong, and Yao being the most numerous minorities. Their unique culture and ethnic customs attract numerous visitors.
  • Paradise for Visitors: There are many attractions, such as Yuelu Academy in Changsha, Yuelu Mountain, Hunan Provincial Museum, Mawangdui Han Tombs in Changsha and the hometown of Chairman Mao, which uncover its brilliant glory of the past and also the incomparable natural beauty. You will be impressed the grand sceneries and enjoy yourself so much as to forget to leave.
  • Comfortable Stay: As a tourist city, Changsha has enough big hotels and small hotels. You can always find the suitable hotel with good service and the best location. 

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Changsha Attractions

Characterized by spectacular landscapes, charming natural scenery and diverse ethnic customs, Changsha is an impressive region to visit. Hunan Provincial Museum has five permanent exhibitions in its permanent collection, among which the Mawangdui Han Tomb exhibition is an important part of the museum's permanent collection. Mount Yuelu Scenic Area is a mountainous area characterized by jagged peaks and an old, but dense forest, and by a valley with rivers and lakes that abound in flora and fauna. It is  a cultural-historical [...]

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Changsha Tours

Changsha, located in the river valley along Xiangjiang River, the capital of Hunan Province, is a paradise for visitors. Even if it is a first-tier city, it is a city full of culture and historical heritages, such as Yuelu Academy in Changsha, Yueyang Tower in Changsha, Mawangdui Han Tombs in Changsha. When come to Changsha, these tours can be available, such as Changsha Adoption Heritage Tours, Changsha Birding Tours, Changsha Cycling Tours, Changsha Muslim Tours, Ethnic Culture Tour, Ethnic [...]

Climate & When to Go

Changsha (长沙) is the capital and most populous city of Hunan province in the south central part of China. It covers 11,819 km2 and is bordered by Yueyang and Yiyang to the north, Loudi to the west, Xiangtan and Zhuzhou to the south, Yichun and Pingxiang of Jiangxi Province to the east.  Climate of Changsha Temperature of Changsha In Changsha, the summers are hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. In general, the temperature range is often from 36°F to 91°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 96°F. Summer in Changsha is from June [...]

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Changsha (长沙) is the capital and most populous city of Hunan province in the south central part of China. It covers 11,819 km2 and is bordered by Yueyang and Yiyang to the north, Loudi to the west, Xiangtan and Zhuzhou to the south, Yichun and Pingxiang of Jiangxi Province to the east.  How to Get to Changsha By Air Huanghua International Airport is a national first-level airport with 24.2 kilometers east to the center of Changsha City. It is the largest and best-equipped in Hunan Province. At present, there are non-stop flights to over 50 cities including [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Changsha, a place with many ethnic minorities, has many unique folk festivals and the strong customs, which have become the major scenery line of Hunan Tourism. Although there are many traditional festivals in China, the most exciting is undoubtedly unique festivals for all ethnic groups. Here, China Dragon Tours will introduce the representative ethnic festivals in Changsha. Hunan World Famous Flowers Eco-cultural Festival The 2019 Hunan World Famous Flowers Eco-cultural Festival kicked off at Hunan Forest Botanical Garden on March 20. The 35-day festival enables visitors to enjoy world [...]

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Travel Tips

In order to provide a comfortable tour for visitors, China Dragon Tours provides the detailed information about useful numbers, hospitals, banks, post offices and expresses and other information related to Changsha Tour. 1. Useful Numbers of Changsha Fire 119 Police 110 Ambulance 120 Consumers' Complaint 12315 Weather 12121 Price Supervision 0731-84011087  Inquiry Office of East Bus Station 0731-84611731  Taxi Complaint 0731-84610688 Inquiry Office of South Bus Station   0731-85630505 Inquiry Office of West Bus Station   0731-88816332/8881655 Inquiry Office of Passenger Ship  0731-82222307  Inquiry Office of Changsha Railway Station 0731-82637122 2. Expresses and Post Offices in Changsha Wangchengpo Post Office(望城坡邮政所) Address: No. 48 of Fenlin No. 3 Road, Yuelu District(岳麓区枫林三路48号) Tel: (0731)88815296 Leifeng Branch Post [...]

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Useful Maps

If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. Our Changsha maps cover different types of useful maps including Changsha Location Map, Changsha Map, Changsha Attraction Map, Changsha Transportation Map, and so on to help you better understand about Changsha and plan your Changsha tour. [...]

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Changsha Accommodation

As a tourist city, Changsha has enough big hotels and small hotels. Here we have selected several hotels for you based on good service and the best location. Since each hotel offers a comfortable environment and reasonable prices, any choice you make is worth it. China Dragon Tours will always find the most suitable hotels for you. Where to Stay in Changsha Recommended Deluxe Hotels: Changsha Yannian Yijing Hotel(长沙延年颐景酒店) Add: No. 187 West Tongzipo Road, Yuelu District, Changsha City(长沙市岳麓区桐梓坡西路187号) Tel:(0731)83053333 Changsha Shuntian Kempinski Hotel(长沙顺天凯宾斯基酒店) Add: No. 419 Middle Shaoshan Road, Yuhua District, Changsha [...]

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